DO CHILDREN ACQUIRE FOREIGN/ SECOND LANGUAGE FASTER AND BETTER THAN ADULTS DO?

It is not very surprising when many people believe that young learners learn foreign / second language faster and better than adolescents or adults do. However, research findings show differently. Young children excel only when pronunciation is concerned. Older learners perform better on most aspects of acquisition. Harmer (2007) even said that young children learn […]

English Teachers must Speak English during Instruction

By Hartono College of Languages of Sultan Agung Islamic University UNISSULA Semarang Programs Availabe: English Education (S1) and English Literature. Both are accredited by BAN PT In the Introduction, I have expressed my wonder how many SMA graduates fail to demonstrate their language competence though they have sat in English classrooms for more than 600 […]

SLA: The Role of Grammar Teaching / Formal Instruction in SLA

There has been hot discussions on the effectiveness of grammar teaching or formal instruction in SLA. Some believe that grammar teaching doesn’t help much when the issue is acquisition. Others, however, are convinced are convinced that grammar teaching help acquisition. the following ppt. presents to you some arguments against grammar teaching. grammar teaching in SLA

Providing Input for Acquisition: The Role of Classroom

The following is the ppt. for topic Providing Input for Acquisition: The role of classroom. please check it out. the role of classroom